Natural Balance Foods

Super-tasty Buddha bowls

buddah bowl

Buddha bowls are super popular right now, and for good reason too! They are filling, hearty dishes that contain all kinds of lovely natural nutrition from vegetables, grains and/or fruits. The best part about them is how easy they are to make whilst offering a whole bunch of variety and options for you to switch things up any time you want! Here’s a lovely recipe to start you off…

Ingredients

  • ½ an avocado
  • ½ peeled & cubed butternut squash
  • 2 handfuls of kale
  • Seeds from ½ a pomegranate
  • A handful of pumpkin seeds
  • 100g short grain rice
  • 1 clove of grated or finely chopped garlic
  • 50g green beans, topped and tailed into 1” pieces

For the dressing

  • 15ml of tahini,
  • 15ml olive oil,
  • Juice from 1 lime,
  • 5ml tamari,
  • 5ml apple cider vinegar

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F and coat the squash with the olive oil, garlic and some salt and pepper before putting into a roasting tray in the oven for 30 minutes.
  2. Boil up your brown rice, which should take around 20 minutes.
  3. Five minutes before the rice is ready, add the kale and green beans to a steamer above the rice.
  4. Drain the rice and set aside with the kale and beans.
  5. Take the squash out of the oven and slice up your avocado.
  6. For the dressing, pull all the ingredients into a jar and give it a good shaking to mix the lot up.
  7. Grab a big bowl and assemble all of the above before sprinkling with the pomegranate & seeds and drizzle the dressing.
  8. Get munching!